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 Post subject: Re: Haha, JK.
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:34 pm 
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Nice rig. glad you found the guy.


Thank you.. hands down, hit and runs suck. Happy that we found him too and he admitted fault - but when life gives you lemons, crush em' and make some lemonade.

Without the Metalcloak Overline fenders I have no doubt my front end would be gone and it would have been a write off. They pushed in the front fender a bit, but nothing significant - honestly, it didn't look too bad.

But.. he hit the jeep hard enough into the curb that it bent the front diff.

So with that, as it went into the shop, may as well upgrade.

- Tera30 front housing. I would have gone 44 but the difference in pricing didn't allow it at the time.

- Went from 3.73 gearing to 4.56. Hands down one of the best things I've done to date. I've always heard about how much gearing helps, but you really don't realize until you've driven a properly geared Jeep. So much more torque!

- Chromoly axles front and rear

Anyways.. more pictures tomorrow, some wheeling photos too.


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 Post subject: Re: Haha, JK.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 1:54 am 
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Great write up. Jeeps looks pretty good.


2014 JK Rubicon. Lifted on 35's. Bumpers/ winch.


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 Post subject: Re: Haha, JK.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:09 am 
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Sweet Josh. Now, you gotta use that thing this summer on a BC run.


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 Post subject: Re: Haha, JK.
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:37 pm 
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Looking forward to joining you and the boys Mike!

Here she is at the shop.. didn't have the Jeep from the first week of January until about 2 weeks ago now. Front diff was taken out since it was bent.. suspension hanging out loose.

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And the new axle waiting to go in.

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While it was apart I went from 3.73 gearing to 4.56 - may as well since it was literally bare, no better time to do it. That's gotten me way more torque at any RPM really - my Jeep was sluggish before, now there's no hesitancy at even highway speed to pick it up. The trade off? Higher RPM's. I cruise at 60 in 5th gear comfortably, 80 in 6th. I rarely go over 100km/h anymore. Once I go to 37's that will help bring down the RPM's some, but then I'll have a heavier tire anyways :) 100% worth it though, 4.10 would have been okay but for my use I am incredibly happy with 4.56


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:12 pm 
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You won't be unhappy with the 4.56. Especially with the 37" tire. That's a perfect combo with the panty-star motor!! ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:15 pm 
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It's a little high in the RPM range right now, but it just makes me keep in check when I'm driving too. The power on tap is worth it alone.

Some wheeling..

TORE - Total Off Road Experience, a little off road park near my place.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:19 pm 
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And if you ever need to clean underneath a jeep.. a sprinkler works great for a few hours.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:01 am 
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Nice pics. Look forward to seeing you out on the trails.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:15 am 
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Good looking rig Haha ..... Like the spare tire set up


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 05, 2016 2:04 pm 
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Next add on, winch.


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